AMAR NEWS # 86 AMAR Media Festival 2019!

” If we destroy creation, creation will destroy us.” Harkening to the call of Pope Francis, the Media Team had the 12th AMAR Media Festival with an eco slant.  Nearly 20 schools participated in the Festival which was held on 28th September 2019 at Mazzarello Youth Centre, Wadala. The theme was ‘Creating Green Heartprints’. Through competitions like Best clicks, The Spoken Word, Mime Competition, Creating Treasures and a Stitch in

AMAR NEWS # 85 Faith Fest in Goa!

The hills and the eco-friendly ambient of Mornese Vihar, Sulcorna gladly welcomed the 38 youngsters of Goa for the Faith Fest 2019 on 14th September 2019. Celebrate Christ was the key of 2 days. The youngsters gathered for the prayer moment, which was followed by a walk to the Mount of Our Lady. Prayers and petitions were part of the Holy Rosary.  Fr. Bernardino da Almeida, the Rector of Don

AMAR NEWS # 85 FMA PCI 2019 Annual Meet at Shillong!

The FMA PCI 2019 Annual Meet was held from August 20 -22, 2019 at the FMA Outreach, Lurshai, Lumshyiap, Shillong with the theme: “Do whatever He tells you.” Jn 2:5 “Communities that generate life in the heart of Contemporaneity” Rev. Sr. Lucy Rose Ozhukayil, General Visiting Councillor presided over this august gathering. Sr. Amalanathan Mary Margaret, the President of the PCI along with twenty-nine participants hailing from seven Provinces participated

AMAR NEWS # 84 Jubilee of Sr. Marietta and Sr. Flavia, Sr. Caroline and Sr. Aruna!

60 and 50 glorious years in the vineyard of the Lord, is what we as a province came together to celebrate on the 3 August and 24 August 2019. As our dear Sr. Marietta Vettical and Sr. Caroline Fernandes celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of their religious profession and Sr. Flavia Mascarenhas and Sr. Aruna Castelino celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their religious profession, we,  the Sisters, family members, staff, cooperators, well-wishers,

AMAR NEWS # 83 Initiation of the Postulants at SJTC, Lonavla!

We, the candidates of SJTC, Lonavla began our retreat animated by Sr. Santana Pereira, FMA. The theme of our retreat was “Holiness is for you too”. On the first day, we were introduced to some Biblical calls.  We are called to be righteous and blameless in God’s eyes and to be holy as He is holy. For what does God call us personally? Does the suffering of poor people pain

AMAR NEWS # 82 FMA PCI Youth Ministry Meet, Chennai

Sr. Meenakshi D’Silva, Sr. Sheela Furtado and Sr. Jyothi Pinto had the unique privilege of participating in the FMA PCI Youth Ministry meeting from 18th July to 21st July 2019 at Auxilium College Katpadi Vellore, India. The 27 participants of all the seven Provinces were warmly welcomed in a traditional way with a shawl and accompanied with a guard of honour by the College band and the NSS students. During

AMAR NEWS # 81  A New community is born in Sindoni!

19th July 2019 will be etched in our memory as a significant day in the history of the Province of St. Mary Mazzarello (INB) Mumbai.  God in his bounty has blessed us with another community at Sindoni which is named under the patronage of Blessed Maria Troncatti. The house was blessed by Archbishop of Goa and Daman Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrao, in the presence of Sr. Rita Dora Thomas,

AMAR NEWS # 80 Women’s Day Celebration at Ahmednagar

The Women’s Day celebration organized at the Province level was held on 6th May 2019 at Laura Vicuna Nivas, Ahmednagar. The total number of women participated in the celebration were five hundred and fifty who came from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and Karnataka. This celebration was organized by Sahayani Social Development Society, headed by Sr.Moksha  Anthonappa and her team of enthusiastic collaborators.  5th May – Day 1  There was a lot

AMAR NEWS # 79 One more step to be the bride of Christ...

As the clay is in the Potters hand so are we in Jesus’ hand”…. We the 19 juniors gathered in SJTC, Lonavala to prepare ourselves to take one step forward in our religious journey. In the morning Sr. Cecilia Crasta animated and helped us to pray the Psalms with much meaning which gave a start for our day with the Lord. The entire day was spent in much silence prayer,

AMAR NEWS #78 First Profession - a day to rejoice!

If you ever get a glimpse of heaven especially on the 24th of May you will see what a real party looks like. Don’t be shocked if you see Salesian organizing it and having a ball of a time! If you’re wondering what could be the reason…it is the Professions! Of course! Some temporary, some perpetually and some celebrating their jubilees! It is a day of rejoicing and celebration of